Accession Number:

AD0909522

Title:

ESKIMO I Magazine Separation Test

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

In a fully instrumented test in December 1971 at China Lake, Calif., 200,000 lb of TNT explosive contained in 155-mm projectiles were detonated simultaneously in an earth-covered magazine surrounded by four earth-covered igloos placed at various distances from the donor magazine. The principal objective was to evaluate magazine spacing. Based on data from this and previous tests, the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board reduced the separation distances for earth-covered steel-arch magazines to 2.0 X W to the 13 power for face-to-rear orientations and 2.75 X W to the 13 power for face-to-side orientations. The report contains data on fragment sizes and distribution, igloo damage and structural motion, and blast pressures at the site.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE